638.5131/38: Telegram

The Minister in Haiti (Armour) to the Secretary of State

15. Department’s telegram No. 9, February 24, 10 a.m., regarding the Franco-Haitian commercial agreement.48 The agreement being a true “avenant”, the commercial convention of April 12, 1930 between France and Haiti49 continues in effect except where it is in conflict with the terms of the “avenant”. Furthermore, the fact that the French products benefiting by the terms of the convention are definitely specified by name would seem to preclude like treatment for similar American products. However, as Mr. De la Rue will be in Washington about March 1, the Department may wish to discuss this matter with him.

  1. Signed March 10, 1934, Le Moniteur, April 23, 1934, p. 255.
  2. Le Moniteur, August 7, 1930, p. 245.